October is recognized as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) by the U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). NDEAM celebrates the contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. ODEP has chosen “Advancing Access and Equity” as this year’s theme for NDEAM.
New Orleans Public Radio interviewed HDC’s Rose Angelocci, Ph.D., CRC, CWIC and her friends from the Krewe of King Arthur, Mary LeBlanc and Loretta Brehm, about how the parade accommodates riders with disabilities.
Do you have plans to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) this October? HDC’s PAY Check program can help you celebrate this national event! We are keen to partner with local organizations and businesses to show your network that workers with disabilities can be loyal and dedicated assets to any team.
Come meet dozens of employers ready to hire at the virtual disABILITY Inclusion Job Fair on Wednesday, October 12th 9 AM – 12 PM, hosted by the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Healthy Blue. Job Seekers can scan the QR Code below or click here to register.
April is Financial Literacy Month and ABLEnow offers many helpful online resources to help you keep track of your personal finances. For example, ABLEnow offers an Expense Tracker to help you organize your Qualified Disability Expenses. With the Expense Tracker, you can:
add details such as dates, providers, and expense categories
enter expenses paid with cash
review expense totals
You can even download your Expense Tracker as a spreadsheet to print or save it for personal use.
The Federal Communications Commission offers an Affordable Connectivity Program to help ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more. Discounts are up to $30 per household per month. Eligible households can purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from a participating provider if they contribute between $10 and $50 toward the purchase price.